Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm So Proud of My Mom

I was talking to my Mom a little while ago on the phone. We got to talking about politics. She was telling me she planned to vote for Obama. Now you have to understand, while my Mom was never a racist person she was born and raised in the country and a lot of old ideas go with that birthright. When I was growing up neither of my parents ever used the N-word, but I have to admit that there were times when my Mom's upbringing came through. Just in her attitude sometimes with comments like "You know blacks like..." and something that really made no sense. I was never told I couldn't associate with someone because of their skin color or that I should stay away from someone because they were black.

At the beginning of the campaign my Mom was a Hillary person. And I could understand that. My Mom worked all her life to be rewarded with almost nothing for social security because she was a woman and didn't make much as such, so her earnings now reflect that sad truth. So she wanted a woman to win.

After Hillary lost to Obama my Mom wasn't so sure who she wanted to vote for. But she hated the current occupant of the White House and didn't want another four years of Republicans in that building.

She was upset because her brothers won't vote for Obama because he is black. And a lot of her relatives plan to vote Republican. She's watched all the debates and had no good words for McCain. She should be in McCain's camp...she's older and white, but she wants nothing to do with him. She was getting worked up talking about Obama, defending him. She said she couldn't stand the way that McCain was trying to make Obama out as some sort of villain, Obama is an American just like McCain she said.

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